The purpose of Equipment Assistance Grants is to distribute funding allocations provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act. State agencies competitively award equipment assistance grants to eligible School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
These funds will allow SFAs to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, with emphasis on more fruits and vegetables in school meals, improve food safety, and expand access.
State agencies must award these grants via a competitive grant process to SFAs, giving priority to high need schools (i.e., schools in underserved areas, schools with limited access to other resources, and age of food service equipment).
FY 2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant - APPLICATION NOW OPEN
USDA has released memo SP 18-2023 regarding the Fiscal Year 2023 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities. USDA awarded Wisconsin a total of $405,639 to distribute to School Food Authorities (SFAs).
All Food Service Directors and Authorized Representatives received a unique Qualtrics link to apply for the FY 2023 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant on November 27, 2023. The application will close on January 12, 2024 at 11:59 PMSFAs should review the resources below prior to completing their application.